Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center To Dim Lights in Honor of George Floyd

The Kennedy Center, in Washington D.C. has announced that it will dim its building lights for nine days, in recognition of George Floyd

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington D.C., has this week announced that it will dim its building lights for nine days - in recognition of the nearly nine minutes of suffered that African-American man George Floyd endured before his death in police custody in Minneapolis on the 25th of May.

“We take a stand for George Floyd and for so many others who have lost their lives as a result of racial violence and bigotry ..." a spokesperson for the performing arts venue has said.

"Dimming the lights is a symbol ... it is not the solution.”

The organization has also said that it plans to do more to feature black artists and stories moving forward.